I’m not flaky or irresponsible — I’m recovering

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Y’all, I’ve got a problem.

When I say I “ghost,” I mean the following:

  • I forget, cancel, and dip out on plans frequently.
  • I take weeks to remember to reply to texts and emails. …


But I’m too afraid — and ashamed — to call it “that bad”

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Lately, I’ve been super duper freaking sad.


So why do we make respecting them — and queer/trans* folks — sound optional?

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Do my socially awkward silences make you uncomfortable? Too bad, I want a break from the conversation.

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Time may heal the wounds, but that doesn’t mean you won’t still deal with the scars

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You don’t have to be a part of a traditional faith to put faith in a higher power

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When work is home and home is work, there’s no boundary between me and my fix

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Low risk and low reward mean low chances of devastation in the event of rejection. It’s a win-win.

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I‘m not me when I’m working the cash counter

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The bushy, beautiful caterpillars that frame my face

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Maya Strong

Intersectional feminist. Everyday activist. Out/proud enby queer. They/Them. For the rest of the story, read my words. Say hi at mayastrong.writer@gmail.com 💜

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